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Jesus Christ the TeacherMelkite Greek Catholic Church in Holy Land - Palestinian - (Patriarchal See of Jerusalem / Al Quds / The Holy One, Holy Land) Saint Anne Seminary or “Sainte Anne - Pères Blancs - Seminaire Grec Catholique” or “St. Anne - White Fathers - Greek Catholic Seminary”

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St. Anne Seminary was located on the grounds of the the "White Fathers" or "The Society of Missionaries of Africa"property on the “Via Dolorosa” near "Lion's Gate" / "St. Stephen's Gate" / "Bab al-Asbat" in Jerusalem / Al Quds / The Holy One. The "White Fathers" have information about about this locationThe White Fathers In Jerusalem By Denis Starkey W.F.

The "White Fathers" or "The Society of Missionaries of Africa" complex includes:

The stonework above the enrance door to this property reads: “Sainte Anne - Pères Blancs - Seminaire Grec Catholique”, which in English means: “St. Anne - White Fathers - Greek Catholic Seminary”.

Supposely, the Jerusalem / Al Quds / The Holy One home of the parents of The Theotokos, The Ancesters of Christ, Ann and Joachim, was near the Pool of Bethesda.

Because The Ancester of Christ, Ann was the patroness of our Seminary in Jerusalem / Al Quds / The Holy One, when parishes were founded in the United States by somes graduates of this Seminary, the graduates named the parish after the patroness of their Seminary. There are four parishes in the United States named after The Ancester of Christ, Ann

The Seminary was closed as a result of the 1967 war.

St. Ann's Basilica and the Pools of Bethesda are open to the public for a small fee:

  • April - September: 8 am- 12 noon, 2 pm - 6 pm, Sun. closed
  • October - March: 8 am- 12 noon, 2 pm - 5 pm, Sun. closed

Directions and Map

Saint Anne Seminary is in the Muslim Quarter, Old City of Jerusalem / Al Quds / The Holy One, by "Lion's Gate" / "St. Stephen's Gate" / "Bab al-Asbat".
Map: Detailed Map Old City Map

  • Coming into the Old City via "Lion's Gate" / "St. Stephen's Gate" / "Bab al-Asbat"
    Park on the Jericho Road at the junction with this Road (Sha’ar Ha-Arayot) leading up to "Lion's Gate" / "St. Stephen's Gate" / "Bab al-Asbat".
    Walk up the steep incline to enter the Old City of Jerusalem / Al Quds / The Holy Onethrough this entrance.
    This street becomes the Via Dolorosa.
    To the right, after the narrow alleyway, in which there is a turnstile to exit from the walk of the Old City Walls, is a building belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church. On the same side of the street, at the second entrance to the building immediately following this building, the stonework above the door reads: “Sainte Anne - Pères Blancs - Seminaire Grec Catholique”, which in English means: “St. Anne - White Fathers - Greek Catholic Seminary”.
    On entering "Lion's Gate" / "St. Stephen's Gate" / "Bab al-Asbat", immediately to your left, is a car park and then an entrance to the "Temple Mount" / "Haram esh-Sharif" with El-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. A second car park opposite the Seminary building.
  • Coming via the Via Dolorosa
    The First and Second Stations of the Holy Cross are opposite each other on the Via Dolorosa. The First Station in the courtyard of the Omariye College and the Second Station at the Franciscan Chapels of the Condemnation and Fagellation. Walk on the Via Dolorosa towards Lion’s (St. Stephen’s) gate (away from the Third Station). The entrance is several doors down the street on the left side.

Major Seminaries

The Major Seminaries are:

  • Patriarchal Seminary of St. Anne in Rabouè, Lebanon
  • Holy Savior Seminary in Beit Sahour, Holy Land, for dioceses in Israel, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza
  • St. Gregory the Theologian Seminary in Newton, Massachusetts, USA, for the United States and other English-speaking countries, 233 Grant Avenue, Newton Center, MA 02159. Tel. (617) 965-9862
  • St. Basil Seminary, Basilian Salvatorian Order, 30 East St., Methuen, MA 01844, Telephone 978-683-2471,SaintBasils.org

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